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What We Do

As a nonprofit partner to Louisville Parks and Recreation, Olmsted Parks Conservancy raises funds and advocates for investment; supports biodiversity and sustainability; and builds community in the parks.

Park Projects

We help fill a critical gap in funding for the Olmsted Parks system by providing an independent and dedicated source of strategic support and leadership.

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We protect, restore, and enhance natural areas in the Olmsted Parks system through our work in ecological restoration, woodlands management and horticulture.

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Community Programming

We deepen connections between parks and people through thoughtful and intentional community programs.

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Outreach & Advocacy

We center community voices through feedback from park users, neighborhood groups and other key stakeholders on important park matters, allowing us to better understand and address community needs.

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Pride in the Parks

Frederick Law Olmsted believed that parks are democratic spaces that foster free expression and heal …

Upcoming Events

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Car Free Cherokee

On the last Sunday of each month, we close Cherokee Park to traffic so park …

Cherokee Park

Central Park Yoga

Free yoga classes are held on the 3rd Saturdays April – October 10 a.m. – …

Central Park

Iroquois Park Photography Hike

Buddy Sergesketter is your guide to the beauty of Iroquois Park on this photography-focused hike. Bring your camera or your camera phone to capture beautiful images of nature. This hike is presented in partnership with Building Equal Bridges: The Tyler Gerth Foundation and the Tyler Gerth Memorial Photography Contest. No photography experience necessary to participate!

Iroquois Park

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